Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Daily Lays Off a Third of Its Staff

The Daily, News Corp.’s attempt to create a digital newspaper for the iPad age, is laying off nearly a third of its staff.

The publisher plans to tell its workers today that it will fire 50 of its 170 employees, according to people familiar with The Daily’s plans.


Report: Stephens Media lays off 4 at LR-area weeklies

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Half the reporters at a string of central Arkansas weekly newspapers have been laid off, according to a published report.


Media General newspaper sale leads to 75 layoffs

Media General, owner of The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and WFLA, News Channel 8, announced layoffs Tuesday to about 75 employees of its corporate staff in Richmond and its digital media section.

The layoffs are a result of the sale this year of most of Media General's newspapers as the company focuses on broadcast news.


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Post-Dispatch hit with more layoffs

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch laid off 23 employees Thursday and Friday from the newsroom, advertising and production, the newspaper announced.

Sports content editor David Sheets, deputy managing editor Stephen Parker, assistant metro editor Tim Bross and food editor Judy Evans were among those given the pink slip.

“Along with far too many colleagues, I've been laid off from the Post-Dispatch,” Evans wrote in a Twitter message to her followers today. “I'm still in shock, and pondering my future.”

The cuts include four news managers.

The Post-Dispatch is owned by Davenport, Iowa-based Lee Enterprises, which recently came out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy after reorganizing its debt.


Post-Dispatch lays off 23 workers

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has laid off 23 staffers from the newsroom, advertising and production, the company announced today.

The cuts continue the trend of downsizing at the newspaper, the largest in the Lee Enterprises chain, as the industry struggles to contend with declining print advertising revenue.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Layoffs hit Sacramento Bee newsroom

A small but surprising round of layoffs hit The Sacramento Bee again last week. Sources say nine jobs were cut, including two newsroom positions—a photo technician and a librarian.

The Bee’s community-affairs director, Pam Dinsmore, couldn’t confirm a total number of layoffs, but said, “Most of these changes are due to restructuring within divisions, aligning them with changing business trends. Some are due to system and equipment upgrades that have led to additional efficiencies with various departments.”


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Globe slashing up to 53 jobs with layoffs, buyout offers

The Boston Globe has offered buyouts to 20 newsroom staffers and 23 advertising employees, at the same time it laid off 10 people from across the publication, according to the paper’s publisher.


Herald-Leader Announces Layoffs

Lexington, KY - The Lexington Herald-Leader has announced another in a four-year series of reductions in its workforce, leaving the city’s daily newspaper without 42 percent of its employees since layoffs and buyouts began in 2008.


NEW: Worcester Telegram, Boston Globe Facing Layoffs

The Boston Globe and Worcester T&G are facing layoffs and buyouts, affecting a total of about fifty employees between the two markets. Both newspapers are owned by the same media group which is a subsidiary of the New York Times Company.

With newsrooms across the nation are shrinking their staff as advertising revenue and circulation continue to fall, Assistant Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University, Dan Kennedy, says that it’s hard to tell when the layoffs will stop. On June 6 2012, the newspaper industry made 600 layoffs in one day - not an industry record.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Gannett Revenue, Ad Sales Drop In Second Quarter

The newspaper industry saw continued declines in the second quarter of the year, judging by the results announced by the nation’s largest newspaper publisher. On Monday, Gannett Co. revealed that total revenues declined 2.1% to $1.3 billion in the second quarter of 2012. This was due entirely to declines in its newspaper publishing division, which more than offset a healthy increase in broadcast revenues.

Read more: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/178812/gannett-newspaper-revs-tumble-8-broadcast-up-11.html#ixzz20vDnZkIt

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Anniston Star dropping Monday paper in October, putting more emphasis on digital presence

By Associated Press
ANNISTON, Ala. — The Anniston Star plans to discontinue its Monday print edition in October and make other cost-cutting moves while refocusing on digital content.

The newspaper, owned by Consolidated Publishing Co., in announcing the changes said the Monday paper is the smallest in advertising and circulation. Editor Bob Davis said readers can access new content on Mondays on the newspaper’s website (http://www.annistonstar.com).

Read more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/anniston-star-dropping-monday-paper-in-october-putting-more-emphasis-on-digital-presence/2012/07/10/gJQAI2nmaW_story.html

Sunday, July 8, 2012